Category: Projects you can do

Anya Hart Dyke graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 with an MA in Social Anthropology with Development and worked in the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability from 2012 – 2015.  Conscious of the waste created and items accrued at Christmas, Anya explains why she’s encouraging people to give the gift of […]

Second-year Veterinary student, Niamh Kinch, tells us about why she’s helping conserve the local hedgehog population through the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative. 

Fourth-year English Literature student, Saffron Roberts, started holding sanitary product collections in March 2018 to tackle period poverty and stigma around menstruation. Since, she’s been joined by student Rosie Martland in the effort to collect donations for local foodbanks, women’s and homeless shelters.

In the second of two new blogs on climate conscious travel, SRS Projects Coordinator Siôn Pickering shares some top tips for becoming a “climate conscious traveller”.

In this blog, we hear from the members of staff that have recently undertaken our Be Sustainable Advanced course, a professional development course that aims to inspire and educate staff members to live more sustainably. The course has been developed in partnership with Learning for Sustainability Scotland incorporating expertise and resources from across the University […]

We hear from Erika Lau, a third-year Biological Sciences student who is passionate about reusing materials, or “upcycling” for our final blog post for #FashionRevolutionWeek.

Recycling points have popped up across the University campuses over recent weeks, with staff and students now able to recycle crisp packets, biscuit wrappers and various stationery items. We hear from Corinna Bremer, School Operations Secretary for the School of Mathematics on why she took to initiative to set up a biscuit wrapper recycling scheme.

Laura is an Environmental Protection and Management MSc student at the University of Edinburgh with a passion for living sustainably. She strives to live a lifestyle that creates as little waste as possible, known as the zero waste lifestyle. In this blog, she discusses the ways students and staff can reduce their plastic waste and […]

Vanessa McCorquodale, MSc student in Carbon Management, School of Geosciences and Projects Officer at the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh, tells her inspirational story of discovering the joys of active travel.

Simon Christie, Campus Facilities Manager at Moray House School of Education and the Centre for Open Learning, writes about his recent experience of using an electric bike to commute to work.

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